- Apparent mag: -1.31 - Apparent angular
size: 15.90 arcsecs - Altitude: 65d 53' above the
||During a site testing session, we
got carried away by the visual views we were getting of Mars through the
5" refractor. The next night we improvised a webcam session and were
pleasantly surprised by the resolution we achieved with this aperture on a
disk of only 15.9 arcseconds. The use of an IR-blocking filter would most
probably have further improved the result.
The image on the left was processed for maximum detail,
the one on the right simulates the view at the eyepiece of the AP130.
||AVI-RGB 1/25 s, best 250 frames
of 5 AVI files, 30 s each.
||Philips Toucam PCVC 740K, no filter
||Astro-Physics AP130EDT +
projection by Baader
FFC to approx. f/44
||Vixen GP-DX German Equatorial
||K3CCD for acquisition, Registax, Adobe
||Daniel Verschatse and Ricardo
|Location - Date - Time
||Vicuņa (Chile) -
Astrofarm Omega site - 26Jun2003 - 07:38 UTC
||Transparency 8, Seeing 8, Temperature